Louisiana College Visits The IECA Conference in New Orleans was the perfect launching spot for tours throughout Louisiana. It turns out it was Parents Weekend at Tulane, Voodoo Music Fest, Halloween, and a Seahawks vs Saints game—a big weekend in NOLA! Before the conference kicked into gear, several colleges hosted counselor tours of their campuses, […]
I recently returned from the IECA tour of Arizona colleges and universities and had a chance to dig into the academics and environment of several choices popular with Seattle students. Touring colleges with a group of experienced counselors means that in addition to hearing from the admissions office, knowledge is compounded with anecdotes from counselors […]
April was busy, with lots of college visits on the agenda. My visits started in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley at Bard College. This rural campus is 90 miles north of New York City and has a strong sense of community with faculty living nearby and engaging in activities on campus. Most students live on […]
I recently returned from the IECA conference in Orlando, Florida. The first three days included tours of seven colleges and universities, followed by conference sessions and a college fair for IECA consultants. Our first visit was to Emby-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, a high-powered, modern, all-things-aeronautical university offering programs such as flight training, engineering, security, […]
The University of Aberdeen (Scotland) hosted a comprehensive three-day counselor tour, providing invaluable information regarding their programs, facilities, students and faculty. Aberdeen is a very vibrant and international city, in large part due to the university and the development of natural resources offshore. Approximately 20 percent of the students are international, with North American sending […]
I began my tour through the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York at the University of Rochester, a small research university located in a beautiful setting near the city of Rochester. More information is available in an earlier summary of a University of Rochester representative’s presentation in my office. This small, private research university […]
The College Board has added an August 2017 SAT test administration date to their 2017 calendar, while eliminating the January 2018 test date. This article from the Atlantic provides an in depth look into this change.
Mark your calendar for the 2017 UW Engineering Discovery Days. This is your opportunity to explore all kinds of engineering options and think out of the box with hands-on projects. Engineering means many things to many people, see what it means to you!
The Common Application announced a new set of prompts for the upcoming application season. For the first time, there will be seven choices. You can read more about these choices here. 1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. […]
Created by a University of Washington professor, and offered free online through Coursera, this short course helps students and parents prepare successfully for the transition to college. Included are strategies for success and things to think about early in your college career. You can read more here.
Note this change from the University of Washington Office of Admissions: Beginning with autumn 2018 applicants, the University of Washington (Seattle) admission application deadline will move to November 15. The decision to move to an earlier deadline was made with fervent discussion and consideration of how it may affect applicants and you, our colleagues who advise […]
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